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Vets from the 50s don't qualify for tax break? How is that fair?

To The Daily Sun,

It seems as we get older each one of us has things that upset us, and of course I am no different from everyone else and so I will begin by explaining that I am 77 years of age and I went to the town office in Meredith to pay my property tax bill and I stepped over to the Assessor's Office to see what the qualifications are for a discount on our tax bill. I was informed that if you had over $75,000 worth of assets — meaning your annuity, IRA, savings, etc. — you do not qualify. Well, this is something that — as, I hope, being of average intellect,  I can understand, But when I told the representative at the Assessor's Office that I was a veteran the rep asked when I was in the military. I said 1956 to 1959 and he said this did not qualify.

I feel that a vet is a vet and this is a case of discrimination. I personally spent three years in the Army Engineers — 34 months in England, France, and Germany during the Cold War and we are told this does not qualify. This is B.S. If there ever was any justice the legislators should correct this injustice and very soon.

Charlie Flanagan

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Christmas in the Village Fair at St. Joseph was a resounding success

To The Daily Sun,

The St. Joseph Parish Community in Belmont would like to thank the following businesses who helped make our Christmas in the Village Fair a resounding success. Their generosity through their donations is truly appreciated by our parish community.

Thanks to Granite State Glass, Al Nix, Whittemore Flower Shop, Eurasian Autoworks LTD, All-Brite Cleaning, Baron's Major Brands, Brookfield Daylilies, Harris Family Furniture, Vista Foods, Tanger Outlet, Osborne Agway—Winnisquam, and Great Northern Cleaning.

Also, Belknap Tire, Irwin Motors, Benson Auto, Eden Nails, Li Sacha's, Empire Beauty School, All My Life Jewelers, Alan Soule Jewelers, Village Image Salon, Smoke N Style Hair Salon, and Hello Gorgeous Hair Studio.

Also, The Boulders Motel & Cottage-Squam Lake Holderness, NH Motor Speedway, Funsport, Paul Mitchell-Northern New England, Home Depot, Lowe's, Belmont Hardware, Hermit Woods Winery, Prescott Florist, Gilmanton Winery, Wild Bird Depot, the Boston Red Sox, Sherwin-Williams, Blossom Shop, and Angela Blake-Hanson.

And finally to Local Eatery, Copper Door-Great NH Restaurants, Top of The Town Restaurant, Heritage Farms-Sanbornton, Fratello's, Soda Shoppe Restaurant, T-Bone's/Cactus Jacks-Great NH Restaurants, Egg Shell Restaurant, Water Street Café, Shooter's Restaurant, Sal's Pizza, J&J Yolk Co., Chili's Bar & Grill, Weathervane Restaurant, Tilton House of Pizza, Pizza Hut-Tilton, Brookside Pizza, McDonald's-Tilton, and Steele Hill.

Thank you once again.

Cathy & Dick Dumais

St. Joseph Parish


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